Wisil and co in Asian Grand Prix

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The National, Monday, May 23, 2011

SEVEN PNG athletes are in China this week for the 2011 Asian Grand Prix series which will be held at three different venues close to Shanghai.
Toea Wisil and Nelson Stone have been invited by the Asian Athletics Association to compete in the 100m and 400m events respectively following their outstanding performances in last year’s grand pix.
Both will again be hoping to feature in the prize money which is US$1500  for the winner of each round, US$800 for second place and US$500 for third.
Salome Dell declined the invitation this year for personal reasons.
The Asian Athletics Association also invited the PNG men’s 4x100m relay team to the event which presents a great opportunity for the relay team to practice ahead of the Pacific Games later this year.
The team is Ruwan Gunasinghe, Reginald Worealevi, Joe Matmat and John Rivan.
The competition began yesterday in Jiaxing.
Round two is on Wednesday in Kunshan with the final round in Wujiang on Saturday.